Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: Hello wondering if my probation officer has legal rights to extend my probation? My fines paid. Contacts me 2 month late

I have a violation for a medicine I was prescribed showing up as methamphetamine. I am prescribed adderall but I'm a veteran they give multiple brands of dextroamphetamine which is active ingredient in adderall. The VA has well documented uas when I went for PTSD therapy. So they know what meds I take when I am positive for dextroamphetamine as well as methamphetamine. But the courts don't recognize this as evidence. But I have not been given a rescueduled court date. My two years of probation is done. My po contacted me two months after the end of my probation. To tell me to go piss in a cup. Take a UA. So I now have medical cannabis so I will fail again. And each test 25. Each fail 81. Each year probation 250. Also reason on probation was an empty bag with white substance believed to be cocaine not enough to field test. No drug test when I got arrested? I called the day prior and reported that officer driving reckless. Yeah I'm also a Veteran with ptsd so if someone would like

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William Bailey
William Bailey
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: More information would be needed to fully answer your question. You should contact an attorney and schedule a consultation to discuss your situation more fully.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You should directly contact a criminal defense attorney. There are times when probation can be extended. A violation can also be filed up to sixth months after probation has expired. But you cannot be violated for substances that you’ve been prescribed.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The court can extend probation in some circumstances. I would not assume the Probation Officer knows all that is affecting a person, such as their medical treatment without being fully informed. Many problems of probationers are due to under communication and misunderstanding. Working on "overcommunicating," checking to confirm understanding, if they need or could benefit from any more information; can help. And getting medical providers in direct contact with the P.O. could help in some circumstances.

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: If you have prescriptions, those prescriptions can generally be proven.

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